ABILENE. Kan. (KWCH) St. John native and former Kansas State men's basketball player Dean Wade makes us Kansas Proud for surprising a young fan in Abilene with a basketball jersey and autographs from the team.
(Source: Laressa Nordgren Twitter)
Wade mailed the jersey after finding a Twitter video of the boy crying during the NCAA tournament. The boy had been upset because he realized Wade was graduating after this season.
The boy's mother, Laressa Nordgren, thanked Wade for the jersey on Twitter. She says, despite not being a Wildcat anymore- her son is a fan for life.
This little boy who still cries at night for @deanwade3232 got an amazing surprise in the mail today. Thank you Dean for being such a class act! You have a fan for life @KStateMBB you should hear him tell everyone about what came in the mail today! pic.twitter.com/Epe8yNRs65— Laressa Nordgren (@reesey333) April 26, 2019